|Lately Kind of Yeah - Veldt  - Lately Kind of Yeah|
Veldt (VULP-0034) is a newly released EP from Lately Kind of Yeah on Vulpiano Records. A treat for enthusiasts of chiptune and vintage video game soundtracks, Veldt cycles through stages of an imaginary video game, from the optimistic title screen (O2) to boss fights (DRACULA and P.Mantium) and the dramatic conclusion (恐怖). Lately Kind of Yeah is the solo output of Nathan Rich (Delicatessens, Why Tired, Biollante), composer of lo-fi home recordings influenced by shoegaze, post-rock, psychede...
|King Elizabeth - Miami  - King Elizabeth|
King Elizabeth's MIAMI (VULP-0038) is the follow-up to previous Vulpiano Records release Obsessive Desires (2011). King Elizabeth is a true solo artist, performing all the vocals and instrumentation, beginning in 2002 in Staffordshire, England. With influences including Joy Division, The Cure, U2, Stone Roses, The Associates, Comsat Angels, and John Digweed, the sounds of MIAMI hearken back to the heyday of post-punk and synth-pop, but without forgoing a modern edge and individual style...
Keywords: dance; electronic
|Aseptic Void - Carnal  - Aseptic Void|
Aseptic Void - Carnal (VULP-0045) is out now. Italian multi-instrumentalist Davide T, known here as Aseptic Void, has followed up their previous Vulpiano Records EP Alone with an impressive continuation of dark themes and masterful use of static, haunting spaces in their music, including silence. "The theme of the album is the flesh and abominations of the concepts of limit. A black hole of anti-identity in which to get pleasantly lost...
Keywords: ambient; instrumental
|Bisamratta - Bisamratta  - Bisamratta|
Bisamratta's self-titled release and their first solo offering (VULP-0039) is out now - a beautiful selection of ambient drone tracks: 1. Dissolve, 2. Rorelse av Ljus, and 3. Sky With Milk. Bisamratta (Vlad Luchansky from Russia) describes his approach: "Since age of 14 I've been keen on jazz and always been dedicated to improvisation. While studying music for myself, I've managed to play with local and foreign improvisers but I still wanted to expand myself...
Keywords: drone; instrumental
|Fire Island Pines - Bratislava EP  - Fire Island Pines|
Six-piece UK band Fire Island Pines' debut release Bratislava EP (VULP-0027) comes from Anton Rothschild (vocals and guitar; he previously released one of his solo albums, The Year of the Kitten, on Vulpiano Records in 2010), and "a band of Cornish indie wanderers", Andy (drums), Ben (trumpet, flugel horn, percussion), Seamus (bass, glockenspiel), Simon (guitar), and Tom (guitar, vocals). The EP contains five tracks which each serve to signal the talent the band has for weaving smooth, compell...
Keywords: rock; pop
|Various Artists - Vulpiano Records Sampler EP: Vol. 1 |
VULP-0011 is an EP sampler compilation to allow those unfamiliar with the label or who haven't yet to hear the best of our releases from 2010! -Tracklisting- 1. Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires - invisible 2. Zapa - Amar En Silencio 3. Calvin Markus - Dilated Nothingness 4. Anton Rothschild - The Completist 5. Ian France - High Places 6. Worthy Eardrum Party - Girl I Can't Forget 7. Tiny Tide - The Smiths & The Cure (#9 Version) 8...
Keywords: electronic; pop; rock; acoustic
|Zapa - Songs 2006-2009  - Zapa|
Another Vulpiano Records release: VULP-0003, a compilation of tracks from Zapa (originally from Spain, now in the UK), another musician I have collaborated with that I am ~ecstatic~ to have on the label! I previously described him on AFIN as having "a lovely delivery of lyrics, and a softly psychedelic style that is a perfect chill-out soundtrack". Go have a listen for yourself!
Keywords: acoustic; folk
|Tiny Tide - The Smiths & The Cure  - Tiny TIde|
VULP-0002, the first single release from Vulpiano Records: Tiny Tide - The Smiths & The Cure, which is (you guessed it) a sort of tribute to both of those bands, with a particularly spot-on jangly guitar.
Keywords: pop; rock; indie; italian
|the narrow musketeer - the narrow musketeer  - the narrow musketeer|
the narrow musketeer's self-titled release (VULP-0037) is out now! The new incarnation of Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires (Belgium) includes some Le Fils tracks reworked and mastered, while preserving a lo-fi atmosphere and even making use of background noise to create a faux violin effect (ripper wave), as well as new material. As ever, the artist is shrouded in obscurity, greeting the potential listener with a surreal net art-savvy cover...
Keywords: folk; acoustic
|Red Bellows - Three.six.five  - Red Bellows|
Three.six.five (VULP-0033) is the new single release from Red Bellows, out now on Vulpiano Records. Two tracks off their free LP release EPONE, Three.six.five showcases Red Bellows' somber, bluesy side while the strong melodies sweeping epic quality of Phonetic brings this single to a fantastic close. Cover art includes photo by Freddy the Boy, Dia 116: Solo numeros...: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddy-click-boy/3290341871/
Downloads: 144 (1 review)
|Derek Piotr - Alias Splinters Routine  - Derek Piotr|
VULP-0008 is the latest Vulpiano Records release, Derek Piotr's Alias Splinters Routine. In Derek's own words: "my ALIAS project is completed. for over a year i've toiled,crafting nine tracks,eight of them short and a longer final piece which incorporated my close friends and I uttering my definition for the word ALIAS: an alias, that which is an alternate title for a person or object. another name that denotes a new purpose for a familiar thing...
Keywords: electronic; glitch; musique concrete; experimental
|Tim Doyle - Micro-Brew  - Tim Doyle|
Tim Doyle's Micro-Brew (VULP-0040) is an album from an incredibly prolific artist of experimental fractal music. He has been active on Last.fm in particular, not only releasing his own music, but in creating a diverse array of radio stations (see also The Radio Room: http://www.last.fm/group/The+Radio+Room) of everything from New Edge ("New Age that's not elevator music") to Chappaqua ("spoken word, avant-garde, post-romantic, noise, drone")...
Keywords: fractal; experimental; electronic
|Ava Zandieh - Patterns and Drones  - Ava Zandieh|
Vulpiano Records release VULP-0009, Ava Zandieh - Patterns and Drones. Ava came across Vulpiano Records through me posting about it on Tumblr. She introduced me to the project which she recorded for International Album Making Month in October of 2009. Patterns and Drones is the final version of that album, with some of the original songs included, some reworked, and brand new ones added in. Patterns and Drones is primarily piano-based and made ethereal through Ava's soulful, yet light and airy v...
|Richey Hackett - Flawed Above Bored [Album - 2011] - Richey Hackett|
Following the single release of the same title, VULP-0026 is Richey Hackett's eighth album Flawed Above Bored. Described by Hackett as much more stripped down than his previous release, Flawed finds Hackett rising out of the darkness of Void Songs and into lighter atmosphere even when the subject matter is heavy, with a strong sense of melody (Breakdown in Communication) and moving guitar work (Modern Paranoia, Never Gonna Be Famous)...
|Unsub - Perspective  - Unsub|
Unsub's Perspective (VULP-0029) is this Filipino artist's first foray into music recording, described as "inspired by artists like Explosions in the Sky, Earth, Tim Hecker, Ãlafur Arnalds...a mix of a little ambient, drone doom, modern classical, slowcore...but ultimately post-rock at the core." The atmosphere flows from eerie to peaceful as a flowing river, managing to evoke elements of both industry and nature.
Downloads: 134 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Vulpiano Records Sampler EP: Vol. 2 |
The sequel to our first EP sampler, Vulpiano Records Sampler EP: Vol. 2 (VULP-0022) is another great intro to the eclectic label, showcasing the growing variety and offering up a little something for everyone, from the electronic to the acoustic to the downright uncatecorizable. -Tracklisting- 1. Ricky Lynn - Loops 2. Natural Snow Buildings - Solar flares 3. Year of the Tiger - Electric 4. Richey Hackett - Coming Home 5...
Keywords: electronic; acoustic
|Aseptic Void - Alone (EP)  - Aseptic Void|
Aseptic Void's Alone (EP) (VULP-0042) is out now on Vulpiano Records. This haunting EP comes from Italian multi-instrumentalist Davide T, who has also performed the soundtrack for video game Slender's Woods (http://www.indiedb.com/games/slenders-woods); it is worth noting that two of the tracks from the EP come from the aforementioned soundtrack ("Lullaby" and "Incubazione"). About Alone from Sounds Behind the Corner (http://www.soundsbehindthecorner.org/): "The dark mood of the four tracks repr...
Keywords: ambient; dark; experimental; soundscape; soundtrack
|Bisamråtta - Bisamråtta  - Bisamråtta|
Bisamråtta's self-titled LP (VULP-0048) follows up his solo EP released last year on Vulpiano Records. Bisamråtta (Vlad Luchansky, Russia) has a style that is subtle and sweet in the ambient caresses and static that travel in and out of your ear while listening...Some songs are more floating and difficult to grasp, though no less pleasing, than others: for example, the transition between the pleasantly drifting opener "Lunga Blockera" and the more rhythmically driven "Hud Uppfatta" is striki...
Keywords: ambient; folk; guitar; indie; lo-fi; post-folk; post-rock; russian
|Worthy Eardrum Party - Lost Property  - Worthy Eardrum Party|
Another fine Vulpiano Records release, VULP-0010 is Worthy Eardrum Party's Lost Property, a compilation of home recordings. Comprised of past/present Henry's Phonograph members, Worthy Eardrum Party combines a dose of nostalgia, recalling classic 60s melodic harmony (Power Shift) and garage themes (Watching the Spiral), with a penchant for sound exploration and crafting memorable, summery tunes. Upon initially hearing Lost Property, I was entirely blown away as to why there weren't thousands of ...
Keywords: rock; garage rock; psychedelic rock
|Microscopes - Points of Interest  - Microscopes|
Microscopes is the latest musical endeavor of prolific Rate Your Music artist Chris Hunter and vocalist and lyricist Fred. The cover may yield a clue to the art pop genre tag applied to it, evident in splashes throughout VULP-0017, Points of Interest, though it is more of a curious odyssey in lo-fi electro-blues. Wheeling from eerie to romantic, soothing to jarring, Points of Interest is a veritable buffet of rich textures and emotional outpourings, This is the Night and Those Summer Days being ...
Keywords: art pop; lo-fi
|Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires - elle degrafa son anacoluthe et lâoublia sur le lit  - Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires|
The latest album from Belgian artist Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires (who originally had the honor of first album release on Vulpiano Records), elle degrafa son anacoluthe et lâoublia sur le lit (VULP-0024), is another collection of delightful melancholy, and 22 (!) acoustic tracks in all. Highlights include amnesia, porcelain flu, and the closer flavor.
Keywords: acoustic; lo-fi
|Vito Genovese - Dead Ends and Fire Extinguishers  - Vito Genovese|
Vulpiano Records release VULP-0006, Vito Genovese - Dead Ends and Fire Extinguishers! Known primarily for a slew of electronic releases on Rate Your Music, Vito has recently put out what is surely his best album yet, blending harrowing lo-fi electronic elements with chugging white noise like steam, and more modern ambient-electronic pieces like Rainy Bus Stop Afternoon and Warehouse Blues. Recommended for any fan of ambient/electronic and video game soundtracks.
Keywords: electronic; lo-fi; ambient; experimental; synth
|Hanetration - Torn Heat EP  - Hanetration|
Hanetration's Torn Heat EP (VULP-0041) full of delightfully gauzy textures - dreamlike and at times sinister. Based in London, UK, Hanetration has crafted a work of interest to glitch, drone, and ambient fans alike with this EP. Torn Heat EP is a strong follow-up to Tenth Oar EP (self-released earlier this year), including four tracks that thematically build off of one another, from the minimal, yet adventurously engaging "Jurassic" to the closer "Flicker", functioning as a haunting deconstructi...
Keywords: drone; ambient; electronic; industrial; minimal
Downloads: 114 (1 review)
|Calvin Markus - Three Days of Sound: Music From the Film  - Calvin Markus|
Three Days of Sound: Music From the Film (VULP-0005). Calvin Markus is an artist that has featured several times on A Future in Noise in the past, through his work in Dead Times (see also this interview: http://afutureinnoise.com/post/7254964466/interview-with-calvin-markus-from-dead-times). His most recent work is the soundtrack to Three Days of Sound (view trailer on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/8185295)...
Keywords: soundtrack; electronic; dark
|King Elizabeth - Obsessive Desires  - King Elizabeth|
Following single release Homecoming on Vulpiano Records, King Elizabeth's full length album Obsessive Desires (VULP-0032) is out now. A solo artist playing all instruments and performing all vocals, King Elizabeth's adeptness at establishing an atmosphere of vintage post-punk and synth-rock coolness, interpreted through a unique, modern lens. Stand-out tracks like Obsession, Carnival, Homecoming, Hurricanes, and Elusive You profoundly illustrate the variety of moods found on this LP, from despai...
Keywords: electronic; post-punk; synth-rock
|Neurotic Wreck - I'm Laura Palmer EP  - Neurotic Wreck|
Neurotic Wreck's I'm Laura Palmer EP (VULP-0044) is the latest offering from the talented UK singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Wreck. After positively reviewing his previous music submission Leave Tonight Mixtape Side 2 on A Future in Noise, I was immediately interested in a future Neurotic Wreck release becoming part of the Vulpiano library. Here it is - four tracks that showcase his eclectic sound well, from spooky synth work ("I'm Laura Palmer") to his impassioned and melanc...
Keywords: rock; singer-songwriter; synth; twin peaks
|J.G. Hackett - Trans-Racial-Impression  - J.G. Hackett|
VULP-0023 is British synth pop/rock artist J.G. Hackett's third album, Trans-Racial-Impression. In an era of exciting electronic experimentation combined with nods to retro synth styles, this album not only fits in but goes more than a little beyond expectation. With catchy beats and rhythm (State of Flux, Too Many Times) appearing alongside more harrowing numbers (Johnny Drank His Own Future) and truly stand-out tracks that deserve repeating, the previously highlighted Dereliction and moving cl...
|North Hive - Immersion  - North Hive|
North Hive - Immersion (VULP-0051) Immersion is a beautiful little album. It unravels slowly in its title track opener with sounds recalling nature, looping and enveloping, repetition morphing into change, and — later — voices. Spring-like and peaceful. "Immersion" fades into the meditative "Hyperborea", rippling waves of sound carrying the listener onward (and is that kittens I hear?). "Satellite" seems to depart from earth, off into space, more whirring and chaotic than the others, but cha...
Keywords: drone; ambient
|Richey Hackett - An Introduction to Richey Hackett  - Richey Hackett|
VULP-0015 is a compilation of this UK-based independent artist (in every sense of the term, handling all of the songwriting, instrumentation, vocals, recording, and producing of his works), Richey Hackett, who has somehow been flying under the radar since 2007. Vulpiano Records is, proudly, releasing a compilation of the best songs from his catalog, An Introduction to Richey Hackett. The closing remark on his MySpace profile - "Pop music is dead...
Keywords: rock; pop
|King Elizabeth - Homecoming  - King Elizabeth|
Homecoming from King Elizabeth on Vulpiano Records (VULP-0030) is an epic intro to this one-man band from the UK. With influences from post-punk greats like Joy Division and the Associates to psychedelic-tinged music like The Doors and The Stone Roses, listening to King Elizabeth provides not only a complete listening experience, but into the beyond as well. Homecoming is pulled from forthcoming album Obsessive Desires, plus the single release includes b-side Faith.
Keywords: post-punk; synth-pop
|Guinpens - Bubbles  - guinpens|
guinpens - Bubbles (VULP-0047) is the first Vulpiano release for this mysterious, quietly prolific artist; I heard a revolving door of quite sonically different possible album selections for the label before this remastered release was selected. Bubbles is difficult to pin down in terms of genre - "experimental" is such a large catch-all, not nearly descriptive enough.Perhaps the tags "kids" and "hell" provided on guinpen's Bandcamp provide a better idea of what to expect? Indeed, the moo...
|Natural Snow Buildings - The Centauri Agent  - Natural Snow Buildings|
Please note that a couple of the tracks may contain minor skips - we are working to replace these files soon. VULP-0013 is Natural Snow Buildings' first release of 2010, the free-for-download double LP The Centauri Agent! On part one, the 41 minute "Our man from Centauri" sets the stage, a cosmic, sprawling opener with themes that continue on into "The accidental remote viewer", before fizzling out into static...
Keywords: drone; experimental
|Various Artists - Vulpiano Records Sampler EP: Vol. 3 |
The latest Vulpiano Records compilation Sampler EP: Vol. 3 (VULP-0036; also check out Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) is out now! Showing off the netlabel's specialties, electronic, folk, and indie-pop, as well as containing a couple of experimental and post-punk surprises, this offering is yet another fabulous way to get acquainted with Vulpiano Records. This is the first of the compilation series to feature the new Vulpiano fox logo, designed by Solange Gularte of Natural Snow Buildings...
Keywords: instrumental; pop; electronic
|Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires - pendant ce temps-la , en 1942  - Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires|
The first official album release from Vulpiano Records, Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires - pendant ce temps-la , en 1942, VULP-0001. Described as "Belgian songs falling from a plane", this fellow does lovely acoustic tunes that would be perfectly fitting for a rainy day, or should you want to imagine yourself in the midst of a somber film scene with gray, dimly-lit streets around you. Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires was one of my favorite independent artists on Last.fm when I first heard him mon...
Keywords: acoustic; lo-fi; folk; indie; belgian
|Various Artists - Vulpiano Records Sampler EP: Vol. 4 |
You’ll hear an international cast of independent artists span acoustic, electronic, and experimental themes in Vulpiano Records - Sampler EP: Vol. 4 (VULP-0049). Released nearly 4 years after the launch of the netlabel, the release showcases the talents of musicians both familiar and new to Vulpiano. —-Tracklisting—-1. the narrow musketeer - “ripper wave”2. King Elizabeth - “Fame”3. Bisamråtta - “Rörelse av Ljus”4. Hanetration - “Jurassic”5. Aseptic Void - “Lull...
Keywords: instrumental; acoustic; electronic; folk; experimental
|Zapa - Words: A Tribute to W.B. Yeats  - Zapa|
Zapa - Words: A Tribute to W.B. Yeats (VULP-0046) is a beautiful acoustic album, setting the poetry of William Butler Yeats to music. Miguel Zapata hails from Spain and is now located in London. This is the second Zapa release on Vulpiano Records after quite awhile, the first being 2009 compilation Songs 2006-2009. I am very pleased to offer this sweet tribute to a great poet by this talented fellow here on Vulpiano.
Keywords: folk; acoustic; psychedelic; yeats; spain; london
|Raúl Díaz Palomar - Música Para Poder Contra Verdad  - Raúl Díaz Palomar|
The music that i made for "Poder Contra Verdad" (power vs truth) documentary, directed by José Ramón Rebollada. The documentary tells the story of the Royal Cotton Factory , a neo-classical building , avant-garde at the time, which was built in Ávila, Spain by order of Charles III . It was one of the earliest attempts to create an industrial fabric in Spain and was a source of wealth in the city over three centuries...
Keywords: electronic; soundtrack; piano; post-rock; Spain
|Year of the Tiger - Electric  - Year of the Tiger|
VULP-0014 is Year of the Tiger's (from Brooklyn, Henry Ivry from IVRY and Sable Yong AKA Spaghetti Western) debut digital single + b-side, Electric / Make it Work. This band is responsible for the first time i used larger font and all-caps to describe an independent artist submission ("WHOA NOW!!!") in an A Future in Noise review, I was so impressed by the sheer coolness of the demo they sent along! If you want to hear crunchy, tasty electro-poppy goodness, you're going to want to sink your teet...
Keywords: electronic; pop
|RIchey Hackett - Void Songs  - Richey Hackett|
Void Songs (VULP-0019) is British artist Richey Hackett's seventh album overall, and third release for Vulpiano Records, the previous two being the single from this album, Softly, Slowly, and a compilation of previous material, An Introduction to Richey Hackett. The album as described by Hackett as "an experiment outside my comfort zone to see if I could make an entire album without using guitars and an examination of all my worst fears, hence why its the darkest record I've ever made", a record...
|Ricky Lynn - Loops  - Ricky Lynn|
Ricky Lynn's first Vulpiano Records release, VULP-0012, is the single Loops with b-side Lost, two experimental electronic pieces. Loops begins as ambient, spinning into otherworldly and glitchy elements over time. Lost floats along in its icy, sparkly way to the end, bringing the single to a peaceful conclusion.
Keywords: ambient; electronic; experimental
|Anton Rothschild - The Year of the Kitten  - Anton Rothschild|
Vulpiano Records release VULP-0007, Anton Rothschild's The Year of the Kitten. An expert blend of poppy and electronic elements with a dash of melancholy from the start in title track The Year of the Kitten, Anton's newest release is one of his best and certainly an EP I am proud to have part of the catalog here. Anton, also affiliated with the consistently excellent Dainty Records (including release The Diffident, a top independent artist release of 2009 at A Future in Noise) is a master of the...
Keywords: pop; electronic; british
|The Long Afternoon - Swinging Singles  - The Long Afternoon|
The Long Afternoon originally formed as an indie rock group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1985. Dissolving in the late 80s, guitarist and vocalist Eston Martz carried on studying music and, inspired by the reunions of Wire and Mission of Burma, Martz returned to the studio and reformed The Long Afternoon with drummer Greg Elliott and former Seen bassist Jeff Edmunds. The band released The Luxury Problem (2006) and Signifying Nothing (2009), with third album An Index of Maladjustments (2011) com...
|Richey Hackett - Softly, Slowly  - Richey Hackett|
Previously appearing on Vulpiano Records with a compilation spanning his catalog 2007-2010, British independent artist Richey Hackett has just released the new single for his forthcoming album Void Songs (coming September 27th), VULP-0016. Taking an electronica direction, quite a hop from his usual pop-rock style, Softly, Slowly is both catchy and unnerving, Hackettâs vocals taking on a haunting quality amidst mesmerizing, hypnotic loops of drums and eerie melodies - one of his best works yet a...
|Vladee Divacc - Hoop Dreamz EP  - Vladee Divacc|
Vladee Divacc - Hoop Dreamz EP (VULP-0020) is the newest musical endeavor from Christian Filardo (Panda steps in chocolate, Orioles) and the first instance of what Filardo has dubbed as dunkwave, a dark, experimental, and basketball-centric form of music, perhaps best described over at Huevos as "If you can imagine David Lynch filming and producing an NBA game, this EP would probably come close to how it would sound"...
Keywords: dunkwave; experimental; electronic; basketball
|Tiny Tide - Baltic Avenue  - Tiny Tide|
Baltic Avenue (VULP-0018) is Italian pop-rock group Tiny Tides' second offering on Vulpiano Records, the first being the single The Smiths & The Cure. The album was originally to be titled Gasoline Alley, says Mark Zonda: "since I was born and I still live in there, but I don't want to be confused with the Rod Stewart album and song", which is also pictured on the front cover. Baltic Avenue was cooked up especially for Vulpiano, a charmingly rustic, Beatles-inspired EP...
Keywords: rock; pop
|Lately Kind of Yeah - Storm and Urge  - Lately Kind of Yeah|
Storm and Urge (VULP-0031) is the new EP release from Lately Kind of Yeah. These three tracks call up an atmosphere like that depicted on the cover: isolated in a clean, uncluttered room, you find yourself both comforted and unsettled. Your mind wanders and then you remember where you are again, just as the music is over. And then you begin again.
|Ian France - High Places  - Ian France|
Another Vulpiano Records release, VULP-0004 is here, Ian France's High Places/Crackabow single! Ian is one of my favorite independent electronic artists out there right now, blending remix elements in the context of his original electronic tunes. Catchy, otherworldly, and cool.
Keywords: electronic; electronica; experimental
|Richey Hackett - Flawed Above Bored [Single - 2011] - Richey Hackett|
Prolific Vulpiano Records artist Richey Hackettâs new single âFlawed Above Boredâ (VULP-0025) is taken from the forthcoming album of the same name. Previously appearing on the label with a compilation, single, and album, Hackett has taken a uplifting and catchy direction quite different from the dark electronics of Void Songs.